Dichorda iridaria

910634.00 — 7053 — Dichorda iridaria (Guenée, [1858]) — Showy Emerald

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Rhus copallina


Sex Differences

Antennae bipectinate with pectinations gradually tapering to tip in male and filiform in female.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Ferguson, D. C., 1985. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 18.1: p. 73; pl. 3.40-44. order or free PDF
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide